Cauliflower cheese recipe

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  • Serves 6
  • 20 mins
  • 236 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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The perfect Christmas side, this creamy cauliflower cheese recipe will steal the show. Here we use Parmesan for a nice change however feel free to use your trusty Cheddar. 

  1. Heat the oven to Gas 4, 180°C, 350°F.
  2. Cook the cauliflower florets in boiling water for 5 minutes, remove and drain, leave in the colander to continue to drain.
  3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan, add flour and mix to a smooth paste. Remove from the heat, add a small amount of milk and mix until smooth, continue until all the milk is incorporated. Add seasoning, return to the heat, stirring constantly, and bring to a gentle simmer for 1 minute.
  4. Add cheese, reserving some, and mix. Pour a little of the sauce into an oven-proof dish, add cauliflower and spoon over the remaining sauce. Sprinkle with the reserved cheese and place in the oven for 10 minutes until bubbling and golden.

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  • Ingredients

  • 1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 25g butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 400ml milk
  • sea salt
  • white pepper
  • 125g (4oz) Parmesan or Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Energy 985kj 236kcal 12%
  • Fat 13g 19%
  • Saturates 8g 40%
  • Sugars 6g 7%
  • Salt 0.8g 13%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 12.8g Protein 14.7g Fibre 3g

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